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Fazeli Cellars

Fazeli Cellars
2014 Shiraz, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$48

Fazeli Cellars
2014 Shiraz, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6%
Nearly opaque garnet black color. Fruity, savory aromas and flavors of blackberry tart, pickled root vegetables, and chocolate toffee with a satiny, bright, medium-to-full body and a warming, subtle, long creme brulee, mocha buttercream, and delicate spices finish with fine, well-integrated tannins and light oak. A brooding super savory shiraz with great layers of fruit and earthy flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Savory, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: blackberry tart, pickled root vegetables, and chocolate toffee
Taste Flavor: creme brulee, mocha buttercream, and delicate spices
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Cornish Game Hen, Blue Cheese Crusted Ribeye, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A brooding super savory shiraz with great layers of fruit and earthy flavors.

The Producer

Fazelli Vineyards, LLC

The Producer
27495 Diaz Rd
Temecula, CA 92590
USA
1 951-699-8896

Shiraz

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Shiraz is made in several countries, but the best-known versions are from Australia. Known as Syrah in other countries, Shiraz is a rich red wine known for its blackberry and plum flavors and moderate tannins. Some examples also have a good amount of pepper, tobacco, licorice and black spice apparent on the palate as well.

There are hundreds of versions from Australia, ranging from less than $10 a bottle to more than $40 a bottle. The lighter versions are easy-drinking and should be consumed within one or two years, while the more expensive versions are best consumed from seven to ten years of age. Shiraz in grown in several regions of Australia, the most famous being Barossa and Victoria.

Given the popularity of Australian Shiraz, some producers in California have labeled their offerings of Syrah as Shiraz.

Pair these wines with grilled and barbecued foods, game birds and roasts.